GLOBEFISH - Information and Analysis on World Fish Trade

The Seafood Market in Italy - Globefish Research Programme - Volume 92

Year published: 2008

Fish consumption in Italy grew from 11.8 kg/pc in 1961 to 25.1 kg/pc in 2003. The main group of products purchased by Italian families is fresh seafood, with 50 percent of purchases, followed by frozen seafood (23 percent) and canned seafood (20 percent). Due to the increasing consumption and declining domestic supply, Italy is a net importer of seafood. 

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